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Discover the religion with a million differences from others – Kabbalah

In life, growth is key be it physical, emotional and more significant spiritual growth. Adequate spiritual fulfillment means the soul too is ultimately fed. Individuals get spiritual satisfaction in different ways depending on their religion and cultural beliefs as you will learn below.

Kabbalah is one of the religious teachings taught in most parts of the world. It is a study of how to get fulfillment in our lives. It illustrates a principle that relates to people of all faith and origin, irrespective of their background. The teaching touches in all areas of our lives including health, careers, and relationship, and it trusts that they all have the same origin and must work at the same level. The aim of teaching Kabbalah is to give spiritual satisfaction. And the beauty of studying Kabbalah is that one is not forced to think in a particular manner; instead, one is provided with the information, and what is shared must have a practical outcome in their lives.
Kabbalah Center International is a non-profitable organization dedicated to distributing the Kabbalah teachings. It was established by Rav Yehuda Ashlag in 1922 in Jerusalem, with an exclusive purpose of providing wisdom and tools that will improve people’s lives and promote peace in the world. Kabbalah teachings are mainly based on Zohar and Kabbalistic teachings that are provided through physical locations and online education that gives lectures, downloads, books, Cds, and DVDs.
Kabbalah Center is located in Los Angeles California where it has its headquarters. It has experienced tremendous growth since its establishment, with over 50 locations world over with 5000 training every week. Its founder, Rav Yehuda was succeeded by his student Rav Yehuda Brandwein 1969. The responsibility was later on passed to Phillip Berg, whom together with his wife, Karen Berg and their two sons Yehuda and Michael is currently managing the Center. The center’s staff members are multi-ethnic and international whose responsibility is to offer the Kabbalistic education and guidance to its universal students and community as a whole. The Kabbalah Center helps its students and the communities to exchange ideas, spiritual growth and most importantly develop a relationship with individuals of the same believe.

Religious Tax Exemptions Ought to Go the Way of Same-Sex Marriage Bans

The Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges—or at least the opposition reaction to it—may have presented the best argument yet for removing tax exemptions for religious institutions. Some people might be surprised that exemption of religious institutions and donations to them is a relatively new concept in our nation’s history. It was not, as some would suggest, a necessary result of the First Amendment’s separation of church and state.

The backlash from Obergefell makes it clear that governors and state legislatures and presidential candidates are going to try to block the ruling any way they can, most notably with religious freedom or conscience legislation that will allow public officials—agents of the government—to opt out of doing their government duty if they object to taking action to further a same-sex marriage.

But organized religion can’t have it both handy ways. On the one hand, they want to be untouchable in terms of paying taxes because, well, God. And they also want to be selectively exempt from the laws of the land regarding what has been determined to be a fundamental right. This selective non-enforcement clearly takes religion out of the God sphere and into the public sphere. If they want to play in the public sandbox, they should play by the rules that everyone else does, and that includes paying taxes.

Even a kindergartner would understand that.

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